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Aaron and Alexander: The Most Famous Duel in American History – Don Brown

Aaron and Alexander details the rivalry and ultimate duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton. I particularly appreciated the author’s presentation of the many similarities these two men shared. Shared in picture book format with conversational text and engaging illustrations, this book could be used with a wide variety of age groups.

Title: Aaron and Alexander

Author:

Don Brown

Genre:

Juvenile Nonfiction

Publisher:

Macmillan

Release Date:

October 13, 2015

Pages:

32

Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies – Cokie Roberts

After traveling to Washington D.C. this past summer and learning a great deal about the founding of our country, this book was a wonderful read to learn more about the mothers, wives, and daughters of our founding fathers and their many contributions. Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies is a bit more dense than most picture […]

The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray

Today our daughter is serving as a special guest blogger!

I really enjoy reading, and one of my favorite books is The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray. Filled with fun plot twists, this book keeps you at the edge of your seat. I love the fact that this book celebrates the power of a girl’s […]

George Washington’s Teeth – Deborah Chandra and Madeleine Comora

Although his false teeth were not actually wooden, George Washington did ultimately loose all of his original teeth and had to wear false teeth during the later part of his life. George Washington’s Teeth which is written in verse shares details about Washington’s dental woes and what was done to remedy them. The final pages […]

The Mission-Centered Life: Following Jesus into the Broken Places – Bethany Ferguson

The Mission-Centered Life explores living in a mission minded manner no matter where you live or what season of life you may be in at this time. The study guide is divided into lessons and each includes biblical text, an article, an essay, and discussion questions. Ferguson’s unique experience as a missionary is Uganda, South […]

Blind Spots: What You Don’t See Can Hurt You – Tim Riddle and Fil Anderson

Blind Spots: What You Don’t See Can Hurt You is an interesting book. Using a biblical perspective, it explores recognizing and addressing our blind spots. Riddle and Anderson write with a conversational tone and use many personal examples which enhance the text. Although this book is highly readable, the content cannot help but challenge the […]

The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot – Scott Magoon

The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot is a fun spin on the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. This one is filled with darling illustrations as well as some great vocabulary. It also teaches an important life lesson.

Title: The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot! Author: Scott Magoon Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Simon and Schuster Release Date:

February 5, 2013

Pages:

48

East Dragon, West Dragon – Robyn Eversole

East Dragon, West Dragon is an enjoyable tale of two dragons who live on opposite sides of the world and like it that way. Each of the dragons has a healthy degree of fear about the other, but a day comes when they meet each other. This little gem has a big message that is […]

Don’t Blink – Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Don’t Blink is a great little book. It is an interactive tale which features a darling little grey owl. This story is a perfect bedtime story especially for little ones who may be a bit reluctant for the day to end.

 

Way Back Wednesday – First Day of School

Today is our daughter’s first day of middle school, and the message of The Dot seemed the perfect way to start the year. Looking forward to a great one!

The Dot is perhaps my favorite picture book of all time. The Dot introduces us to Vashti a little girl who is not very eager […]